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India: Child Domestic Workers - Acting against child labour in domestic work

India: Child Domestic Workers - Acting against child labour in domestic work

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by IDWFED published Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM
Child domestic workers have to forego education, they often work in exploitative, harmful and hazardous conditions, hidden from the public and far away from their families. Fortunately, a range of actors in Asia including domestic workers and their organizations have taken action to realize decent work for domestic workers and tackle child labour in domestic work.

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Many children under the minimum age for employment are involved in this unregulated sector. Two of every three child domestic workers are girls for whom this occupation is often considered a protected, safe and suitable type of work.

However, the opposite is generally true.

Child domestic workers have to forego education, they often work in exploitative, harmful and hazardous conditions, hidden from the public and far away from their families.

Fortunately, a range of actors in Asia including domestic workers and their organizations have taken action to realize decent work for domestic workers and tackle child labour in domestic work.

The “Decent work for domestic workers: eight good practices from Asia” demonstrates successful initiatives to combat child labour in India and Nepal.


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